Hart baseball's biggest accomplishment in 2008 thus far is the team being in first place in the ultra-competitive Foothill League - to some.
Inspiration came early for Kearsten Livingstone, the Canyon High sophomore who has already accomplished so much in her young swimming career.
Trevor Bauer isn't your typical No. 2 high school starter.
The West Ranch varsity baseball team defeated Canyon on Friday 7-0 on the Wildcats home field.
Saugus was merely delaying the inevitable.
Valencia head softball coach Donna Lee was pretty clear after the Vikings win Thursday afternoon.
"We are the best team in the league, we just have to start playing like it," Lee said.
The Hart boys track team ended its season on a high note defeating Saugus on Thursday, 72-64 on the Centurions field. It was a big day for Delano Howell as the Indian speedster capture for golds, including paarticipating in the climatic 4x400 relay.
The first time Canyon tennis coach Edgar Perfecto saw Jason Ferlianto play tennis, he knew he was seeing something special. Perfecto just didn't know how old this baby-faced kid was or if he'd be attending Canyon. He did know that Ferlianto, who was hitting with his dad on the Canyon tennis courts, had a lot of talent. When baby J, as he's called by his teammates, showed up at Canyon for tryouts, Perfecto was elated.
Hart's boys and girls varsity swim teams bested Saugus on Wednesday at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center to clinch Foothill League titles.
Trevor Matern knew it was coming. He knew Hart was going to win and how it was going to play out.
Motivation comes in many forms.
It was a missed putt that ultimately cost Hart High golfer Johnny MacArthur the Foothill League Most Valuable Player in 2007.
The Saugus boys varsity tennis team swept Golden Valley 18-0 on Tuesday on the Grizzlies' home court.
The Valencia boys volleyball team rarely loses.
The Saugus varsity softball team defeated Golden Valley 8-2 on the Grizzlies home field on Tuesday.
Call it the forgotten victory – Valencia 91, Hart 79, March 22, 2006.
Editor's note: We introduce "On the beat" today with the first edition being baseball. On the beat will feature news, information and insight about the sports we cover on a regular basis (prep, college, pro) by the reporters who are considered our "beat reporter" for a particular sport. We feature seven sports during the spring so you will see one of these reports from a different sport every day until the end of the season.
If you rolled brothers Jake and Cade Spurlin into one baseball player, the end result would be about as complete of a player as you could ask for.
Golden Valley boys tennis captain Brandon Yu doesn't need to be big to dominate his competition.
There are no secrets between teams after playing each other three times in a season.
A handful of athletes with Santa Clarita Valley ties got things started at the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Friday in Walnut.
Valencia Vikings baseball may end up looking back at this week as a jumping-off point toward a big finish in the Foothill League.
In its first two wins against the Canyon Cowboys this season, the Hart Indians scored a total of five runs.
Canyon boys volleyball is starting to back up the idea that it is a vastly improved team this season.
The Valencia boys tennis team found itself in new territory going into spring break.
It's possible the best girls and the best boys track and field teams in the Foothill League were competing at the same place on Thursday.
Saugus softball picked up right where it left off before spring break, with another resounding Foothill League victory on Thursday afternoon.
The Valencia Vikings nearly came back from six runs against the West Ranch Wildcats in the Foothill League opener.
Pitching has never been the issue for the Saugus Centurions.
The Valencia Vikings boys volleyball team may not be dominating the rest of the Foothill League like it once did when it won 12 league titles in a row from 2001-2012.